[b-hebrew] Proverbs 21:14 KPH

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Wed Jul 21 18:30:21 EDT 2004


On 21/07/2004 23:17, Karl Randolph wrote:

>To All:
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>This is a hapax legomai lexeme in Tanakh, do we have any clues as to its definition?
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>“A gift in secret ??? anger, and a bribe in the bosom (???) strong fury.”
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>Why is the gift in secret, unless neither the giver nor the givee want it to be known that the gift was made? Why wouldn’t they want the gift to be known? ...
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Because it's a bribe, as the synonymous parallel makes clear.

>... Similarly, a bribe in the bosom is being hidden. Why, if not to pervert justice?  What is the typical reaction when people see injustice being practiced, if not fury?
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Absolutely.

>Hence, from the context, I read this term as having the definition of “excite” or “inflame”.
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Well, it could simply mean "causes" or "results in".

>Is there any clue from cognate languages or elsewhere that would override the contextual clues?
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>Karl W. Randolph.
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